Mead, Philip


The Problems of Tape Presentation

Electroacoustic Music - Journal of the Electroacoustic Music Association of Great Britain: Vol. 2, No. 3-4. London: EAM: 24-25.

Language(s): English


Listening Experience Tape Music


In this brief article (an extract from a paper given at the 1986 Newcastle Electric Music festival), the author attempts to show that a tape piece cannot in reality be ‘performed’ in the same way as a piano piece can be performed. He argues that the experience of a tape-based concert is a fundamentally different one to a performance involving live instruments, and is one in which the traditions and presentational prejudices of live performance impinge on the experience.